Time To Change
This week (18-24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. Wilson James has always supported this event as part of its commitment to wellbeing, but I think we would probably all agree that it has greater importance now for all our colleagues and their family and friends than in any recent time.
The theme this year is kindness. I think it’s a theme that resonates especially well with WJ’s values. Kindness not only helps others, but the act of kindness itself is good for the person being kind. So it is about our individual and collective mental health. Kindness can take courage – whether giving or receiving – we can worry that we will seem soft or foolish. But difficult times often generate kindness and we have probably all seen it in some form in recent weeks.
Have you experienced or made an act of kindness that has made a difference? It could be something really simple in daily life. If the answer is yes, would you be willing to make a short video recording to describe it? We would like to share these with colleagues and on our social media channels throughout Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond. I am hoping that enough of you will respond so that we can share some videos each day of the week with a round-up on Friday. Please feel free to share this with your colleagues. I think this really could make a difference to all of us.
If you would like to take part, please send your video recording by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or to 07766 543 120 via WhatsApp.